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Old 03-03-2006, 04:25 PM
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Saw MB CLS65

I was in the UK this week and we went to a restaurant. In the parking lot was a brand new two door CLS65 V12 Biturbo. 604 HP and gorgeous.

I'm a diesel driver but wow. The plates were 48 PM so the owner was a member of Parliament.

I saw a four door CLS when I picked up some parts at my local FL MB Dealer, but the CLS65 made the 4 door at the dealer look like a chevy.

I'm not usually taken by a pretty face but this car was exceptional. Just had to tell the world. No clue what it costs, but I guess around $200k

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Old 03-03-2006, 04:38 PM
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I saw one in Chelsea just off King's Road a couple weeks ago and another one off the Brompton Road just down a bit from Harrod's, I think the glammed-up chick driving it was about 19... It seems the "regular" CLS350 are dime a dozen in London. Of course it's fairly normal to see brand new Lamborghinis and Ferraris parked on the street, but that's another story for another time.

Those things are NICE.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:15 PM
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Here in LA I see about 2-3 exotics every day. Just this morning a Maserati Quattrporte flew by us on the freeway and later a Continental GT all in our 20 minute drive. Strangely no CLS65's.... are they US legal?
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:31 PM
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Funny about the Continental GT. I have seen many in the UK and here in the States they are special.

I have no clue if they are legal yet.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:56 PM
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Ugh I don't think their is a such thing as a CLS65? The CLS63 AMG is due out soon. Currantly their is a CLS350/500/55, afaik.

The CLS is also a 4 door, bassed on the W211. I don't think the V12 would fit, they never used the V12 in the W211.

Was it a CL65? The S class based couple?
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:58 PM
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The Continental GT's are rather common in the Downtown LA area more so than AMG SL's or CL's I see them in the handicapped spots during lunchtime. I see one a day usually. Usually anthracite....or it may be the same person!
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:00 PM
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The Continental GT's are rather common in the Downtown LA area more so than AMG SL's or CL's I see them in the handicapped spots during lunchtime. I see one a day usually. Usually anthracite....or it may be the same person!

i saw one of those in the hick town i pass through.. but it was being unloaded from a exotic car carrier to get another car out.. saw some other nice cars too..


alot of rich people are moving into the area cheap land and no one out here.. i always see a murcielago (sp) in haines city one or twice a month.. nice yellow color too
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:20 PM
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Murcielagos look nice in Yellow, the Gallardos do too. Surprisingly the Diablo looks cool in dark blue/purple not as striking as yellow but it still turns a lot of heads when you drive it.
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Old 03-04-2006, 07:42 PM
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I lived in downtown Chicago last summer and I saw about 10 GT's a day. So many that I stopped even looking twice. Now the Rolls Royce Phantom... THAT is a headturner.


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Ugh I don't think their is a such thing as a CLS65? The CLS63 AMG is due out soon. Currantly their is a CLS350/500/55, afaik.

The CLS is also a 4 door, bassed on the W211. I don't think the V12 would fit, they never used the V12 in the W211.

Was it a CL65? The S class based couple?
I went back and re-read my post, perhaps I posted too quickly. Didn't notice he said 2-door. Nope, the ones I saw were definitely 4-door (does the CLS come in 2-door?). Also, I don't know what designation they were, but they were definitely AMG with a CLS and then a 2-digit number. Definitely stood out from the standard CLS350, but since they whizzed by in a flash, the only thing I looked for was the AMG badge and 2-digit number.

Is there such a thing as a V-12 2-door CLS? Now that would truly be unique...

You sure it wasn't a CL55?
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:14 PM
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Well if it was a CLS its what MB calls a 4 door coupe.

According to MB this is whats avalible:
http://www.mercedes-benz.ie/amw/emb/ie/0,,0-835-510633-1-537332-1-0-0-0-0-0-9800-221681-0-0-0-0-0-0-0,00.html

I suspect he saw a CLS55 AMG.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:00 AM
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The CLS is awesome, I could seriously see one of those the the garage.
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Old 03-05-2006, 03:02 AM
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Of course they have the CLS 320 CDI in Europe.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:47 AM
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When the prices come down I can see myself getting a 4-5 year old one.

I'd be happy with a CLS500, although the 500hp AMG version is tempting...


The interiors are pretty nice, almost British in feel.
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Guys, it clearly read CLS65 and on the side fender V12 and it was a two door. I did not have any drinks for lunch.

If I had a camera I would have taken a pix.

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